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Norway’s PSA cites Statoil for January leak at Hammerfest LNG plant

May 16, 2014

An investigation into a Jan. 5 hydrocarbon leak at Statoil ASA’s Hammerfest LNG facility in northern Norway found that the event “had a big accident potential and could have led to loss of life,” according to a May 15 report from the Norwegian Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA).

JSC Yamal LNG lets EPC contract for 16.5-million-tpy facility

May 15, 2014

JSC Yamal LNG has let an engineering, procurement, and construction contract to Technip SA for an LNG facility with a capacity of 16.5 million tons/year (tpy).

FERC issues EA for Cove Point LNG export project

May 15, 2014

The US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has issued its environmental assessment (EA) for the Cove Point LNG liquefaction and export project. The project is proposed by Dominion Cove Point LNG LP (DCP).

GlobalData: High Asia-Pacific LNG prices could soon erode

May 15, 2014

Although high LNG prices in the Asia-Pacific region are expected to persist in the near term, there are increasing signs they will erode as a result of rising Asia-Pacific LNG production, US exports, and the region’s diversification of energy supplies, according to a forecast from an analyst with research and consulting firm GlobalData.

First shipment leaves from PNG LNG project

May 15, 2014

An official ceremony to mark the beginning of loading of the first shipment of LNG from the ExxonMobil group’s Papua New Guinea LNG project (PNG LNG) onto the Spirit of Hela LNG carrier was held on May 14.

Oil and gas midstream ripe for investment, Deloitte specialists say

May 14, 2014

Surging US production has made oil and gas midstream operations attractive investment prospects, three Deloitte specialists said during the final day of the financial services company’s 2014 Washington Energy Conference.

Infrastructure critical, Deloitte’s US oil and gas chief says

May 14, 2014

Significant challenges exist to creating the necessary transportation systems for the US to fully realize its significant oil and gas potential, according to John England, who leads Deloitte LLP’s US oil and gas practice.

Santos Gladstone LNG project reaches another milestone

May 13, 2014

The Santos Ltd.-operated Gladstone LNG project has passed another milestone with the final section of the coal seam gas supply transmission pipeline now laid through a tunnel underneath Gladstone harbor to the LNG plant site on Curtis Island.

Senators to Obama: Exercise restraint on LNG exports

May 13, 2014

A bipartisan group of 22 US senators, led by Energy and Natural Resources Committee member Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) and Foreign Relations Committee member Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), urged US President Barack Obama to consider possible impacts on American manufacturing and families that rely on natural gas for heat when looking to approve new LNG export facilities.

DOS official: Ukraine event in 2009 prepared West for 2014 faceoff

May 12, 2014

Russia's decision to curtail gas supplies to Ukraine—and ultimately, Europe—in January 2009 helped lay the foundation for more effective US and European responses to a similar showdown more than 5 years later, a US Department of State official said on Apr. 28.

Cedigaz: Global gas market growth slowed in 2013

May 6, 2014

Global natural gas consumption rose by just 1.3% in 2013, down from an average of 2.8%/year in the previous decade, according to a recent report from Cedigaz, the international natural gas association based near Paris.

OGJ Newsletter

May 5, 2014

International news for oil and gas professionals

Australia emerging as top LNG supplier

May 5, 2014

Australia will be a key player in the global trade in natural gas for several decades, at least. This influence is based on projects already operating or under construction and does not rely on speculation regarding possible future project development.

NEB grants export licenses for two LNG projects

May 2, 2014

Canada’s National Energy Board has approved applications for 25-year natural gas export licenses for two proposed LNG export projects.

Magnolia LNG files formal FERC application

May 1, 2014

Magnolia LNG LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Liquefied Natural Gas Ltd., Perth, has filed an application with the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission seeking authorization for the siting, construction, ownership, and operation of the proposed Magnolia LNG project along the Calcasieu River, near Lake Charles, La.

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